Founded: 12th June 2017
Owners: Tata group
Stadium: JRD Tata Sports Complex
Jamshedpur FC made its entry into the Indian Super League back in 2017 when the Indian Super League expanded to provide two new slots. Despite it being their inaugural season, they managed to put in an impressive performance as they finished fifth in the ISL in their very first attempt.
They ended up finishing fifth in the following season as well and are yet to make it to the ISL playoffs in the ISL.
The team has seemed to have passed its transition phase and they have done all their experiments and are ready to have a go this season. This is Owen Coyle’s second season in running and he has turned the team into a potent force.
Jamshedpur FC: Results in Indian Super League
Jamshedpur showed signs of excitement as they finished fifth in the first two seasons. In the third season they couldn’t hold on to their performance and they managed 8th place in the table. In the last season, they improved a bit but couldn’t get a spot in the playoffs and had a 6th place finish.
Jamshedpur FC: Top Scorers in ISL
Nerijus Valskis remains the highest scorer for Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League. The forward arrived from Chennaiyin FC and got the ball rolling from his very first match. He netted eight times for the club and the ISL outfit narrowly missed out on a playoffs spot as they finished in the sixth spot ahead of Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC and SC East Bengal.
Michael Soosairaj had an eventful 2018-19 season. The left winger arrived from Chennai City and had an instant impact on the pitch. His playmaking ability later earned him a big money move to ATK.
Jamshedpur FC: ISL 2021-22 Fixtures
|November 21, 2021||Sunday||SC East Bengal vs JFC||Tilak Maidan Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|November 26, 2021||Friday||FC Goa vs JFC||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||7:30 PM IST|
|December 2, 2021||Thursday||JFC vs Hyderabad FC||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||7:30 PM IST|
|December 6, 2021||Monday||JFC vs ATK Mohun Bagan||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||7:30 PM IST|
|December 9, 2021||Thursday||Mumbai City FC vs JFC||PJN Stadium, Fatorda||7:30 PM IST|
|December 14, 2021||Tuesday||Odisha FC vs JFC||Tilak Maidan Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|December 20, 2021||Monday||JFC vs Bengaluru FC||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||7:30 PM IST|
|December 26, 2021||Sunday||Kerala Blasters vs JFC||Tilak Maidan Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|January 2, 2022||Sunday||JFC vs Chennaiyin FC||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||9:30 PM IST|
|January 6, 2022||Thursday||JFC vs NorthEast United FC||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||7:30 PM IST|
|January 11, 2022||Tuesday||JFC vs SC East Bengal||Bambolim Athletic Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|January 17, 2022||Monday||Hyderabad FC vs JFC||Bambolim Athletic Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|January 21, 2022||Friday||JFC vs Mumbai City FC||Bambolim Athletic Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|January 28, 2022||Friday||JFC vs FC Goa||Bambolim Athletic Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 5, 2022||Saturday||Bengaluru FC vs JFC||Bambolim Athletic Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 11, 2022||Friday||JFC vs Kerala Blasters||Bambolim Athletic Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 16, 2022||Wednesday||ATK Mohun Bagan vs JFC||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 22, 2022||Tuesday||JFC vs Odisha FC||Bambolim Athletic Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 27, 2022||Sunday||NorthEast United FC vs JFC||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|March 3, 2022||Thursday||Chennaiyin FC vs JFC||Tilak Maidan Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
Jamshedpur FC: Squad for ISL 2021-22
Goalkeepers: Mohit Dhami, Pawan Kumar, TP Rehenesh, Vishal Yadav
Defenders: Anas Edathodika, Eli Sabia, Karan Amin, Laldinliana Renthlei, Narender Gahlot, PC Laldinpuia, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma, Sandip Mandi
Midfielders: Alexandre Lima, Boris Singh, Gorachand Marndi, Jitendr Singh, Komal Thatal, Mobashir Rahman, Pronay Halder, Ritwik Das, Seiminlen Doungel
Forwards: Daniel Chukwu, Farukh Choudhary, Greg Stewart, Ishan Pandita, Jordan Murray
Jamshedpur FC brought in some energetic youth talents in the summer in a bid to boost the team’s chances. They also signed Eli Sabia, Jordan Murray and Greg Stewart to fill up the foreigner slot. The Men of Steel also released Nerijus Valskis in the winter transfer window and roped in Daniel Chukwu from SC East Bengal in very unusual transfer business.
Also, Jamshedpur roped in Ishan Pandita from FC Goa who made his mark last season with FC Goa. The 23-year-old forward scored some quickfire goals which attracted attention and as a result, he went on to join Jamshedpur in the summer.
JFC: Interesting ISL stats
Jamshedpur are yet to reach the playoffs since their debut in the Indian Super League.
With Jamshedpur FC being a brand new club in the Indian Super League they are yet to have rivals in the league. But in the last couple of seasons, an East India rivalry has started to bloom between them and ATK Mohun Bagan.
Jamshedpur FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan Head to Head
Road Ahead for JFC
Having not done well in the last season the onus was on Jamshedpur to prove their credentials in the Indian Super League and they have done justice to their ranks as they have already won five matches keeping their playoffs hopes alive.
Under Owen Coyle’s guidance, they have been the team to watch out this season and the addition of quality players have done the trick for them. Peter Hartley has been an absolute pillar of strength in the backline while the likes of Ishan Pandita has come up with a useful number of goals this season.
Apart from bringing in Daniel Chukwu, The Red Miners also roped in Leslie Cleevely from SC East Bengal to be their new goalkeeping coach for the remainder of the season.
They became the first club to become a member of the Global Football Alliance where they will have the chance to share the experience with the biggies of World football. They also have a state of the art football academy that has been producing and nurturing young talents in an effort to encourage more children to take up football from a very tender age.
They don’t seem to have the dearth of homegrown talents and need to use them in a grand spectacle to grind out the very best from them.